YOSHIKI – who last month became the first Japanese artist to be immortalized by the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood – composer, pianist, drummer, and leader of rock bands X Japan and The Last Rockstars, will be joined by special guests Ellie Goulding and St. Vincent for his classical concert at Royal Albert Hall on October 13th.
Leading streaming platform On Air will present a global live concert stream of the “REQUIEM” tour’s London performance. With tickets starting from just £8.99, fans worldwide (excluding Japan) can enjoy the show on repeat via the On Air website, mobile and TV apps for up to two years.
Tickets are available now on the On Air website: http://onair.events/yoshiki-classical-world-tour-2023
On Air CEO Jakub Krampl commented: “YOSHIKI’s long career is a testament to his incredible talent. His unique blend of genres and multi-instrument set-up has kept music fans coming back for more for so long and Yoshiki Classical was a high point in this incredible journey. The upcoming shows are a fitting celebration of all YOSHIKI’s music, not just Yoshiki Classical and we can’t wait share it with the On Air community.”
Fans in Japan can view the concert event on WOWOW, Japan’s #1 event live stream service.
Yoshiki Classical 10th Anniversary World Tour with Orchestra 2023 “REQUIEM” includes headlining shows at Tokyo Garden Theater (Tokyo), Royal Albert Hall (London), Dolby Theater (L.A.), and Carnegie Hall (New York).
This tour will be the first time a Japanese artist has headlined all these historic venues. The concerts will celebrate the tenth anniversary of his Yoshiki Classical album which reached #1 on iTunes Classical charts in 10 countries.
Yoshiki Classical at Royal Albert Hall – Friday, October 13
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“REQUIEM” Tour – Teaser
Last month, YOSHIKI became the first Japanese artist to be honored with a handprint and footprint ceremony at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood since the tradition began in 1927. He also made his directorial debut with the feature documentary film YOSHIKI: Under the Sky, which premiered in Tokyo, New York, London, and Los Angeles.
Ellie Goulding and YOSHIKI will be unveiling their new collaboration live on stage at Royal Albert Hall.
YOSHIKI collaborated with St. Vincent to create a classical arrangement of her song “New York”, which they performed together in YOSHIKI: Under the Sky.
NME commented, “The new version is injected with a classical twist, with the singer’s vocals bolstered by Yoshiki’s striking strings.”
Yoshiki Classical 10th Anniversary World Tour with Orchestra 2023 “REQUIEM”
Tokyo Garden Theater – October 7-9
Royal Albert Hall (London) – October 13
Dolby Theatre (Los Angeles) – October 20
Carnegie Hall (New York) – October 28
YOSHIKI is a composer, classically trained pianist, rock drummer, and leader of the rock groups X Japan and The Last Rockstars, YOSHIKI was named “one of the most influential musicians and composers in Japanese history” by Consequence and is described by Billboard Magazine as “a musical innovator”. He is the first Japanese artist to be honored with a handprint and footprint ceremony at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood since the tradition began in 1927.
YOSHIKI has sold over 30 million albums and singles and has sold out the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome a record-breaking 18 times with his band X Japan. He has performed on the world’s greatest stages including Madison Square Garden, Wembley Arena, Coachella Music Festival, and Carnegie Hall. He has also composed Hollywood film soundtracks, a concerto for the Emperor of Japan, and the official theme song for the Golden Globe Awards. Recently, YOSHIKI assembled the new supergroup The Last Rockstars.
His first feature documentary film as director, YOSHIKI: Under the Sky, premiered in the US, UK, and Japan in September. YOSHIKI will perform his Yoshiki Classical 10th Anniversary World Tour with Orchestra 2023 “REQUIEM” in October, headlining shows at Tokyo Garden Theater (Tokyo – Oct. 7-9), Royal Albert Hall (London – Oct. 13), Dolby Theatre (Los Angeles – Oct. 20), and Carnegie Hall (New York – Oct. 28). This tour marks the first time a Japanese artist has headlined these four historic venues.
Official website: https://www.yoshiki.net/
To date Ellie has celebrated 10 platinum singles, three #1 albums, two BRIT Awards, a GRAMMY Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination. She has sold over 27 million albums and 218 million singles, amassing 43 billion streams worldwide. Ellie is also one of the most streamed female artists on Spotify with over 8 billion streams. With over 50 million followers combined on her social platforms, she also earned YouTube’s Diamond Award with 10 million subscribers on her YouTube channel and over 6.8 billion views globally.
Alongside her incredible music career, Ellie is a long-standing activist and philanthropist who uses her platform to engage young people with global issues. In 2017, Goulding was awarded the UN’s New Voices Award, and in recognition of her wider activism became a goodwill ambassador for UN Environment. Earlier this year, Goulding also became a TIME100 Impact Award winner and shortly after, announced her ambassadorship with the WWF.
Annie Clark (better known as St. Vincent) has been hailed as one of the most innovative and fascinating multidisciplinary artists working today. Her 2014 self-titled sophomore album won the Grammy for Best Alternative Album, and in 2017, working with co-producer Jack Antonoff, St. Vincent created a defining statement with Masseduction. The album broke into the U.S. and U.K top 10s and landed atop Best of 2017 lists in The New York Times, The Guardian, AV Club, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, NME, USA Today, and more. In 2020, she co-wrote and starred in the IFC feature film The Nowhere Inn.
Her 2021 album Daddy’s Home channeled the hungover glamor and gritty sepia-toned sound of 1970s downtown NYC to an ecstatic reception, winning St. Vincent another Grammy award for Best Alternative Album.
St. Vincent Photo Credit: Zackery Michael
ROYAL ALBERT HALL
The Royal Albert Hall is the world’s most famous stage. Throughout its 152-year history, it has welcomed a who’s who of world-renowned figures: artists, athletes and activists. No other place on earth has played host to Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein and Muhammad Ali; Ella Fitzgerald, The Beatles and Adele. This was the Suffragettes’ “temple of liberty” – the site of Votes for Women rallies that helped change the course of British history – the home of the Stonewall concerts, and a place of celebration during Nelson Mandela’s state visit. But its eccentric history has also seen it used for a séance, an indoor marathon and the world’s first bodybuilding contest (judged by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle).
In an ordinary year, the Hall’s extraordinary auditorium presents around 400 world-class events: encompassing rock, pop and classical music, theatre, dance, films, Cirque du Soleil and sport. It typically welcomes 1.8 million visitors a year, while its 1,000 events in secondary spaces help to attract a young, diverse audience. Its Engagement programme includes music therapy, concerts in the community, and workshops with A-list artists, often in collaboration with other charities, such as Nordoff Robbins and Music for Youth.
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